Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philips love story are like an adventure. The two met when they were both young, but after their first official meeting, the upcoming queen of England knew he was the one for her. And now, more than 70 years later, they are still married.
Here's how the matriarch and patriarch from the British royal family met and fell in love.
They actually met when they were children
The rumblings you have heard over the years about Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II, are related, are true and because of this fact they met at several royal collections that grow up.
The distant cousins met for the first time as they each participated in the wedding film by Philips cousin Princess Marina and Elizabeth's Uncle, Prince George, Duke of Kent in 1934. At that time, Prince Philip was only 13, and then Elizabeth was only Elizabeth 8.
Three years later, Philip was also at the crown of Elizabeth's father, George VI.
Elizabeth fell in love with a meeting on a tennis court
Your first official meeting, however, was in 1939 when King George VI brought his family to Royal Naval College in Dartmouth, Devon. King George VI's cinema, Sir John Wheeler-Bennett, noted that during the weekend, the princess fell to Philip.
Marion Crawford, Elisabeth's governor agreed that 13-year-old Elizabeth was completely merged with the 18-year-old prince when he entertained her on a tennis court by jumping over the net. "I thought he showed a good bargain," said Crawford, adding that the princess "never took his eyes all the time."
Philip, however, believed at the same time the same thoughts as Elizabeth. "Well, we had met in Dartmouth, and as far as I was concerned, it was a very enjoyable experience that we boarded yacht and met them and that kind of thing and that was it," he told the cinema Basil Boothroyd .
They looked each other several times after that and began to write letters each other over the years. "We used to answer in the meantime," said Philip. "But if you're related – I think I knew half of people here, they were all relationships – it's not so unusual to be kind of family relationship with anyone. You do not necessarily have to think about marriage. I suppose, that one thing led to another. I suppose I started thinking about it seriously, oh, let me think now … when I got back to & 46; went to Balmoral. & # 39;
In July 1947, when Elizabeth was 21, she and the Prince announced that they were engaged. The couple married five months later at Westminster Abbey in front of 2,000 guests.
They still make time for each other
There have been recent reports that the royal couple do not use more together now, as Philip lives in a cottage on the Sandringham property in Norfolk, called Wood Farm, and his wife lives in Buckingham Palace.
The reason for this is that the Duke retired from his royal duties in 2017 and wanted to spend some time out of the spotlight and away from the city. When the queen is not retired yet, she still needs to spend most of her time at the monarch's workplace in London.
One source told Expressen that while they do not sleep under the same roof every night, they still make time for each other.
"[Philip] enjoying a lot on Wood Farm, and he and the queen still look at each other at some point during the week or weekends, "says the source." They look at each other depending on her Majesty's schedule, but she is working around to see him as much as possible . "
Read more: How Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip are already preparing to say goodbye to each other
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